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Media Mogul Turned Politician?: Oprah Tapped to Be Chi-Town Senator


The drama with Chicago's government just keeps getting juicier. The newest tidbit in this never-ending saga reveals that troubled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich considered taping media mogul Oprah Winfrey for President Obama's former Senate post, according to ABC News. Blagojevich claims that he was interested in the talk-show queen for the position because she is an African-American woman with a huge standing in the country. The savvy billionaire said she was "pretty amused" by Blagojevich's revelation and added, "I think I could be a senator, but I'm not interested."—BB

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